One night we were talking about our collection of 7 mismatched Thonet bentwood chairs that we had started over a year ago. It was decision time for the formal dining. We’ve been sitting on projects in there for far too long. We pulled up pinterest (since it’s 2012 and that’s what you do).
I loved everything about these color blocked curtains. We had already decided we wanted the echino fabric. We hadn’t bought it yet, so we could change our mind.
Nick said why don’t we just color block the bentwoods. Genuis. This is why I love this man. We set off to find 5 more chairs to get our plan in action (read about our score here).
We decided to play off the magenta bird in the echino fabric and block it with cream color. The hot pink is from Disney Color by Behr called Invitation to a Princess. The cream is Sherwin Williams Pacer White. The main color as black suede (left over from here and here). All were mixed as Behr Premium Plus Ultra.
I color blocked 8, yes 8, bentwoods. I will share the process later, but I couldn’t wait to show how awesome they turned out. It’s so dramatic for such a classic, iconic chair. What do you think?
Sidenote: So I have 1 extra bentwood in the style above and 4 in what we call the era style. I’m sure you’re wondering what I am going to do with those. Simple. I am going to hoard them. The 1 I didn’t paint is actually tagged as a Jacob & Josef Kohn Mundus Bentwood. The eras are just too classic for me to part with. I have no other plans for them other than hoarding. Although I do use an era for my sewing table right now.
*Update: Read about the process here.